Yeezy fans can rejoice with the knowledge that his new album is 80% done, AND he’s going to release it as a surprise album. West, speaking on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, shed some light on what his new album is going to contain: “[It’s gonna be] bars, songs, cookout music that just feels good. My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’…This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”
Of course, a Kanye West album wouldn’t be a Kanye West album if it didn’t contain some form of protest or social commentary. West said he would be addressing the issue of police brutality on his new album – topic we’ve seen discussed by everyone from Run The Jewels to Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo in recent months. When asked about the display of extreme force by police last year, he remarked: “My dad emailed me and said ‘Stay out of it.’ That’s my only parent, so I have to listen… I think he’s trying to be protective of his son. I can’t run in front of every single bullet.”
But try he will, addressing the unsavoury topic of his ex, Amber Rose and Kylie Jenner’s public spat, alleging that “I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.” Ouch.
He had more to say on the topic his infamous stage-storming moment with Beck at the Grammys: “I got his number and I was supposed to call, but I just keep forgetting… I felt good for him. Think of all the good stuff that happened to me in the last eight days. The person that won was Beck, because if I hadn’t done that, his Album of the Year would’ve never been mentioned…He should win an award for what he did—Rock Album—but he shouldn’t have won that award.” It seems that no matter who wins Album of the Year, In West’s opinion, it’s Beyoncé who should get it.
In addition, he’s also been working on a video game based on Only One for the past six months and wasn’t too happy with the ‘visuals’ on his Grammy Performance. Tough man to please.
Watch the entire interview below for more Kanye goodness.